Which of the following is true about energy drinks and
a. carbonation generally slows the rate of alcohol absorption
b. a sweet taste can hide the taste of alcohol.
c. caffeine helps keep the person aware of how intoxicated he or she is
d. all of the above?
B) A sweet taste can hide the taste of alcohol
An energy drink is composed of energizing drugs, including caffeine which can cause physical and mental stimulation. Carbonated or not, they may include artificial sweeteners, taurine, herbal infusion and amino drugs.
It is a known fact that alcohol has a sour, bitter, and unpleasant taste. Not every person likes the taste of alcohol. Therefore, most people tend to mix alcoholic drinks with other liquids to hide the smell and the bitter taste of alcohol.
Why option A, C and D are incorrect:
As we have discussed above, most people tend to mix alcohol with other mixers to hide the bitter taste and the unpleasant smell of the alcohol so the carbonation of alcohol and caffeine content which have negative impacts on person remains unaffected by mixing alcohol with other mixers therefore, the correct option is B.
Generally, the fluids which are commonly mixed with alcohols include
- Aerated drinks.
- Cranberry juice.
- Iced tea.
- Sparkling water.
- Energy drinks.
It is an individual choice to mix fluids with alcohol as every person has a different choice of taste.
However, the high sugars content of alcohol combined with other mixers can have negative impacts because of the fat storage which may, in turn, lead to obesity.
Thus, alcohol is generally mixed with other mixers so that the bitter, sour, and unpleasant taste can be hidden.
Although most people want to hide the taste of alcohol, also some people take a mixture of alcohol with other fluids to experience the effect of “a couple of drinks.” Cocktails such as Martinis are pure alcohol whose taste cannot be disguised very easily.